SEYMOUR — First Selectman Kurt Miller provided the Board of Selectmen with a document outlining a new policy and procedure process drafted by town Human Resources Director Christopher Pelosi at its meeting Tuesday, September 3.
Mr. Pelosi seeks the board’s approval before the new process is put into effect, so Mr. Miller invited selectmen to review the document and contact Mr. Pelosi with any questions or concerns before the board takes action on the changes at its next meeting.
The selectmen will review the process to see, among other things, how it fits in with the town’s strategic plan.
Mr. Miller announced that contract negotiations with the Police Union were almost finished.
The town and the union have tentative agreements on all financial aspects and are left to work out two final issues regarding light duty and a potential new shift schedule.
The union and town will propose a contract to use on a trial basis by December 1.
Attorney Bryan LeClerc of Berchem Moses, P.C. and Union Attorney Anthony Bento will finalize the contract’s language.
Mr. Miller said he expects that by October, Town Attorney Warren Holcomb will review the contract and provide updates to all involved parties.
The board entered into an executive session for litigation involving the Town of Seymour v. Edward Harris.
No motions or actions were taken during the executive session.
Mr. Miller entertained a motion for the board to authorize a settlement in accordance with town council recommendation for Seymour v. Edward Harris, which passed unanimously.
The board approved appointments dated August 20, with Selectman Annmarie Drugonis abstaining, and unanimously approved the tax collector’s report dated September 3.
Three selectmen made public comments at the meeting’s conclusion.
Selectman Al Bruno said he looks forward to watching Seymour Wildcats athletics now that school is back in session.
“And the town looks really great, super clean,” he added, “so that reflects well on us.”
Mrs. Drugonis agreed and congratulated the Connecticut Hurricanes on their performance at Thunder in the Valley.
“They did a great job, always representing Seymour, always showing it with pride,” she said.
She added that she anticipates the annual Pumpkin Festival taking place on September 22.
Selectman Robert Findley welcomed Seymour students back to school.